Trademark lawsuit against Irn-Bru producer to be heard on May 29
MOSCOW, April 24 - RAPSI. The Moscow Commercial Court will hear on May 29 the Business Invest Group Holding's petition to terminate the legal protection of trademarks owned by the Scottish-based A.G. Barr p.l.c., which produces the Irn-Bru soft drink.
The Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI/rapsinews.com) has yet to obtain comments from the parties.
The plaintiff has already filed nearly a dozen similar lawsuits against other companies, including Heineken. A commercial court has already held the preliminary hearing in the plaintiffs lawsuit against Barrel Holdings and Ivan Taranov Breweries (Cyprus). The plaintiff declined to comment on the matter before the hearing scheduled for October.
A.G. BARR p.l.c. was founded in 1875 when Robert Barr began soft drinks production at Burnfoot Lane in Falkirk, Scotland. In 1887, his son Robert Fulton Barr started a second Barr Soft Drinks business in Glasgow. The companys biggest brand Irn-Bru soft drink, was first presented in 1901. The companys turnover rose 6.6 percent in 2011 to 237 million pounds.